the shock of the shielded truth slowly calmed n clotted her heart in an invisible goo. in the dark, she sighed. his promised honesty left a mark in her as it evaporated in thin air. too near, the fact that the truth had always been within reach intimidated her. who else is there to trust? she questioned herself only to find silence in respond. this could be a sign, a sign reminding herself not to get carried away. with that thought n pained determination, she retreated into the night, hoping to find a peace of mind in the remoteness.